Field Trips

A visit to the Lake Superior Zoo will inspire student learning and add “life” to your curriculum! Enhance your field trip experience with a hands-on education program. Zoo programs support Minnesota and Wisconsin State Science Standards and include live animals and interactive activities. Details can be found in our 2019 Teacher Newsletter or scroll down this page to read about our program offerings.

Please note that the zoo is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November 1 – March 31.

Groups receive a discount on general admission if they make a Group Reservation in advance. Please make a Group Reservation at least one week before your field trip by clicking on the orange button below. Contact Sam Halligan via email or at (218) 730-4500 ext. 204 with any questions.

To include an educational program with your field trip, please contact Jessamy Schwartz via email or at 218-730-4500 ext. 205, or list your program choice on the Group Reservation form.

Once you’ve made a field trip reservation, please use our Field Trip Guide to plan a successful trip and answer questions you may have prior to your visit.

2018 Group Rates (Please contact us for 2019 rates)

Admission 30-minute program
(preschool only)
60-minute program 90-minute program 2-hour program
Ages 3-12 $4.00 Add $1.50/student Add $2.00/student Add $2.50/student Add $3.00/student
Ages 13-17 $9.00 n/a Add $2.00/student Add $2.50/student Add $3.00/student
Adults $9.00 Free with student group Free with student group Free with student group Free with student group
Teachers & Chaperones 1 free per 20 students Free with student group Free with student group Free with student group Free with student group

Learn more about our Earth Tracks event for school groups to be held Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Group Reservation

 

Transportation Funding

Thanks to the Donald Weesner Foundation, Yellow Bus Funds are available to help cover the cost of your transportation to the Lake Superior Zoo for your field trip!

Yellow Bus Funds

Preschool

Bringing your preschool class on a field trip to the zoo? Read more about the educational programs we offer for ages 3-5.

Preschool

Grades K-3

Bringing your class on a field trip to the zoo? Read more about the educational programs we offer for grades K-3.

Grades K-3

Grades 4-5

Bringing your class on a field trip to the zoo? Read more about the educational programs we offer for grades 4-5.

Grades 4-5

Grades 6-12

Bringing your class on a field trip to the zoo? Read more about the educational programs we offer for grades 6-12.

Grades 6-12

Scouts

Complete scouting requirements by getting up close and personal with zoo animals or by spending the night at the zoo!

Scout Programs
 

Educator Resources

Download a zoo scavenger hunt and other resources that will help make your field trip extra ed-zoo-cational!

Educator Resources
 

Register

Please make a Group Reservation at least one week before your field trip by clicking on the orange button below. Contact Sam Halligan via email or at (218) 730-4500 ext. 204 with any questions.

To include an educational program with your field trip, please contact Jessamy Schwartz via email or at 218-730-4500 ext. 205, or list your program choice on the Group Reservation form.

Group Reservation